Manufactured Housing Site Development Guide (PAS 445)

By Welford Sanders

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Manufactured or factory-built housing has become an increasingly viable alternative to more costly, site-built homes. APA teamed with the Manufactured Housing Institute to compile this comprehensive manual on the regulation, development, and site planning of manufactured housing. This report examines the key ingredients of well-designed and successful manufactured housing developments...

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April 1, 1993
APA Planning Advisory Service

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Welford Sanders

Table of Contents


1. The development process
The first steps • Feasibility analysis • Financing • Marketing the project

2. Development standards
Density • Setback requirements • Frontage • Lot coverage • Common open space and facilities • Perimeter treatment • Landscaping • Streets and sidewalks • Parking and storage requirements • Installation and foundation requirements • Summary

3. Unit and site design enhancements
Unit design enhancements • Unit siting enhancements • Site design enhancements

4. Case studies
Glenbrook, King County, Washington • Village of Rosa Vista, Mesa, Arizona • Old Town Redevelopment, San Pablo, California • Santiago Estates, Los Angeles, California • Haley Park Estates, Poway, California • Laurel Courts, Oakland, California • Shelby West, Shelby Township, Michigan

Appendix A. Selected bibliography

Appendix B. Directory of projects

Appendix C. Manufactured housing state associations